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Old 02-26-2008, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default E6850 or Q6600

Exactly as the title depicts. This is for a gaming rig I'm doing.

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Old 02-26-2008, 09:37 PM   #2
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Get the newer E8400, it's the Wolfdale core, 45nm:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

If you're overclocking, this is definitely the chip to get. Even if you're not, it's still a really good processor. For gaming, it'll be a bit better than the Q6600 as almost all games out right now aren't coded to take full advantage of 4 cores.

It's cheaper and faster than the E6850.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:47 PM   #3
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E6850. I've learned well from WorshipMe.... if there's a mention of GAMING in your thread, go for a C2D. Quads aren't best for hardcore gamers apparently.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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Get the newer E8400, it's the Wolfdale core, 45nm:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

If you're overclocking, this is definitely the chip to get. Even if you're not, it's still a really good processor. For gaming, it'll be a bit better than the Q6600 as almost all games out right now aren't coded to take full advantage of 4 cores.

It's cheaper and faster than the E6850.


Ah, good to know. Thanks
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:08 PM   #5
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And out of these mobos, which would be best?

Out of the 780is
ASUS P5N-T Deluxe LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131247

EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188024

And if I some how score some more dough
ASUS Striker II Formula LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131255

And the 680is if I some how can't afford the 780i
ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131074

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188013

This will be paired up with either the E6850 or that new E8400.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:13 PM   #6
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Oh Yess! Worshipme has made it very clear that C2D is much better than QC. As far as mbs I really really like the 780i. I heard EVGA covers all OCing damage plus I think it will be a mb that will be good for a number of months. I want to get it but right now I'm broke. If you have the money I'd go with that one.
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Yea, i'm aiming towards the EVGA.

I've always used their GPUs and have never had one problem. They make quality stuff.
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here's a list of mobo's that work with the e8400 out of the box(copied from HardForums):

Asus P5K-E
Asus P5K Premium Black Pearl Wifi
Asus P5K Premium
Asus P5E
Asus Maximus Formula
Asus P5E-VM HDMI
Asrock Penryn 1600SLI-110dB (According to Anandtech - Yorkfield TOO!)
Asrock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R 2.1 and 2.0
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R
Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 rev 2.0
Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G
Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4
Gigabyte GA-G31MX-S2
EVGA 780i SLI
EVGA 680i P31 Bios or Later (OOTB?)
XFX 780i
DFI LP LT P35 T2R
DFI LP UT P35 T2R
DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS
MSI P35 Neo2-FR
Abit IP35 Pro (16B09 Bios) Not sure if OOTB yet.
Abit IP35 E
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I personnally think that the MSI P35 Neo2 is a very good board if you're only going for a single card setup. It has some very nice cooling and good features. If you want to go SLI, then either get the 680i, the 750i or the 780i. The 780i supports 3-way SLI and PCI-E 2.0. The 750i has PCI-E 2.0. and the 680i is basically just a 780i without 3-way SLI and PCI-E 2.0. The prices on the 680i are very good ATM so maybe have a look at one of them if you want to go SLI. For Crossfire, the X38 is the only Intel option. The P35 can't do 2x 16 lanes.
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Oh Yess! Worshipme has made it very clear that C2D is much better than QC
I wouldn't say it's much better, but you can buy a C2D E8xxx for less than a Q6600 and get slightly better performance in games. With the money saved from choosing the dual, a better graphics card could be bought, which would make a much bigger difference.
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Why do you want an nVidia chipset? Intel chipsets are generally better assuming you don't need SLI.
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